Liz Gannes

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StarMaker Gets $4M for Karaoke Apps

StarMaker Interactive, which makes pitch-correcting karaoke apps under its own brand, as well as an app for the hit NBC singing competition “The Voice,” has raised $4 million from Qualcomm Ventures and iGlobe Partners. The company, which has been around for three years, said it has logged two billion minutes of singing so far. It just recently launched on Android.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus